Integra Lending Group, founded in 2002, has grown from a 2-person mortgage shop, renting a 225 square foot office, to an 8 person lending institution, which has built a 2000 square foot state-of-the-art lending studio in St Tammany Parish. Our firm now...
Integra Lending Group, founded in 2002, has grown from a 2-person mortgage shop, renting a 225 square foot office, to an 8 person lending institution, which has built a 2000 square foot state-of-the-art lending studio in St Tammany Parish. Our firm now employs 8 people (7 mortgage consultants). Our primary market area encompasses the North Shore and South Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. With many of our clients relocating to other states besides Louisiana we have also extended our reach into most of the national market as well. In 2004 Integra Lending Group started a mortgage banking division that allows us to fund Nationally. This means that Integra Lending is lending it’s own money, therefore controlling the whole loan process.
From the beginning we wanted to stand out from the rest. So many local companies were “regionalized” with their names. We wanted the flexibility to expand beyond our immediate market if our organic growth took us in that direction. We continue to work diligently to have our name stand out amongst the others in what sometimes feels like an extremely impacted industry. We have worked closely with NABOR (North Shore Area Board of Realtors), and the professional Realtors in our area to stand out as a quality firm that brings value, education and clarity to their clients financing situations.
We do one thing and we do that one thing extremely well – we are focused on funding loans for our clients that suit their short as well as their long term needs in an ethical, sound, straight-forward fashion. Along with single-family homes and one to four unit properties we also work with our clients who require construction loans, lot loans, and reverse mortgages. We do not sell real estate, prepare tax returns, do title work, or any other activity that we feel would dilute the experience or value our clients get with Integra Lending Group.
Mortgage consultants who continue to work directly with their clients, and manage the day-to-day operations of the Company founded Integra Lending Group. This relationship keeps us firmly grounded and gives us the insight to demand the best tools with which to assist our clients. As our quality reputation has spread, so has the demand for our service and the number of consultants who continue to seek employment in a company that above all else keeps things simple. There is no doubt we could have been three times larger than we are currently but we have made a conscious decision to only hire consultants and staff that share the long term philosophy and ethics that are so important to who Integra Lending Group is today.